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    Twice KISS’d: Gene Simmons Just Relisted His Beverly Hills Mansion for $25 Million

    Usually when a home is taken off the market and then relisted, the price gets a shave. Not in this case. Gene Simmons of KISS gave the asking price on his Beverly Hills mansion a $3 million hike, raising it from $22 million in October 2020 to $25 million this week.

    The property still has a house with over 13,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, formal and informal dining rooms, office, bar and bonus room. Plus, the full-sized tennis court, parking for 30 cars and a pool with a 60-foot waterslide. So what’s changed?

    The estate got a few upgrades over the winter months. “We didn’t want anyone to come in and complain,” Simmons tells Robb Report. So they replaced some of the electrical, added a new roof system to prevent leaves from clogging the gutters, changed some remaining wood parts of the home to poured concrete and added more foliage. The five lead-lined safety rooms dotted throughout the house were also made more secure and easier for residents to access. “If a bad guy breaks in,” Simmons says, “he’ll never find you.” The estate also sits on nearly two acres, with lush greenery helping to keep it private.

    The home has four levels on one side and three on the other, meeting in the middle at the gorgeous great room with those tall windows on each side. On the lower level, there’s a six-car garage, a billiards room and a wine cellar, though the musician doesn’t drink. While one wing was used for meeting and his KISS museum memorabilia, he decided against building a music or recording room, instead opting to keep the place as an escape.

    The patio and pool. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    While Simmons and his wife, model-actor Shannon Tweed, bought the property in 1987, it didn’t always look so spectacular, but it did have a storied past. The home that was originally on-site was a 3,500-square-foot wooden farmhouse. “We flattened it and brought in tons of soil, spent close to $11 million sprucing up the place,” Simmons says.
    They bought the acreage from Irving Azoff, who went on to manage Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles. “The Eagles were put together on the property,” Simmons says. And before that, Nicholas Schenk, one of the original Hollywood moguls, used to keep his mistress at the estate.

    A regulation-size tennis court is on site. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    The Simmonses gradually renovated it and completed the build on the estate’s current house in 2000. While the exterior of the home has plenty of drama with its enormous windows, dual staircases and multiple wings, inside, the vibe is less rockstar and more family-traditional, with a flair for comfort and simplicity (though admittedly on a grand scale) rather than excess. Much of which was showcased on their television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels. 

    In October, when the couple first listed the Benedict Canyon place, it was said that they were moving to another residence they already owned in tax-free Washington state. But that is inaccurate—Simmons has never owned property there. And recently, there have been murmurings about Simmons and Tweed purchasing a house in a gated Malibu community, atop a secluded peak in the Santa Monica Mountains. Simmons is now setting the record straight—Tweed has purchased the house as a personal investment with her own money, but they do not plan to live there. She also bought a lakefront property in Whistler, Simmons says. The duo has apparently long kept their accounts, taxes, investments and business interests separate. “Good fences make good neighbors,” he says.

    The grand foyer. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    That said, the couple still plans to leave LA for a quieter lifestyle and escape the celebrity map listings and tour buses. “We’ve always loved LA, but you do have to deal with fires every year, every once in a while the ground shakes, and those tourist buses. Everything has its time,” Simmons says. “The house is too big for us. It’s just Shannon and myself and four dogs. The empty nest thing is happening.” They’re headed for neighboring Nevada. “In Nevada, we’re close enough. The kids have their homes here in LA. It’s just an hour flight.”
    He’s already purchased a 12,000-square-foot home there with an indoor swimming pool with slides and is considering buying an adjacent 90-acre parcel. What’s with all the slides? “If you’re going to entertain, some folks want to sip coffee but others want to swing from the chandeliers,” he says. “A home shouldn’t just be a home, but a place where you have parties and enjoy yourself.”
    The Beverly Hills listing remains in the hands of Million Dollar Listing brokers Matt and Josh Altman of the Altman Brothers for Douglas Elliman.

    Wide-plank flooring and incredible woodwork elevate the living room. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    The home office. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    The dining room. 

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    The kitchen. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    Soaring windows let sunshine in, even to the upper floor. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    The primary bedroom suite. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    Simmons’ Beverly Hills estate. 

    Photo: Christopher Amitrano and Marc Angeles

    The mansion has seven bedrooms and nine baths. 

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    Rihanna Snaps Up a Luxurious 1930s-Era Beverly Hills Mansion for $13.8 Million

    Rihanna apparently caused a big stir by skipping the 2021 Grammy awards, leaving the spotlight to other music superstars like Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift. Reports said the Barbadian singer’s absence was due to not being nominated—and then there’s the pesky fact that her much-anticipated upcoming album “R9” still has yet to surface, despite being years in the works. Of course, Rihanna’s also been busy with other things, too, like becoming a retail mogul. Sales of the burgeoning cosmetics tycoon’s Fenty Beauty makeup line have gone bonkers, and her Savage x Fenty lingerie brand is now reportedly valued at a whopping $1 billion.

    The Grammys skip might also have something to do with the fact that Rihanna recently found residential love in a not-so-hopeless place. The singer has just acquired a new house—a $13.8 million mansion, to be exact—and the property is located on a highly coveted cul-de-sac in the mountains above Beverly Hills. Neighbors include Sir Paul McCartney, and a few doors away lies a sumptuous estate that was leased for several years to Mariah Carey, and was more recently rented by Madonna during the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Originally built in the 1930s, the Rihanna estate was formerly owned by Mary Sheldon, the daughter of I Dream of Jeanie creator Sidney Sheldon. In 2016, Sheldon sold the dated house for $4.3 million to entrepreneur and investor Daniel Starr, whose acquisition of the property was chronicled on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing.

    The mansion blends both contemporary and traditional elements. 

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    Starr subsequently spent millions to demolish and rebuild nearly every inch of the house (and he would later sue his contractors for those millions, alleging fraud and shoddy workmanship.) Last year, the property was put up for sale, asking $15 million. The transfer to Rihanna appears to have gone down off-market, but the Umbrella empress forked over $13.8 million for the premises, according to tax records.
    Invisible from the street behind tall hedges and big gates, the 7,600-square-foot mansion is approached a driveway that slopes up to meet the two-car attached garage. A curved flight of stairs ascends to the house, which sports a crisply contemporary look with white paint paired against a black metal roof and black trim. The mansion features a “sophisticated design” that “blends both contemporary and traditional elements,” per the listing, and the place pays clear homage to the trendy modern farmhouse look, with its French white oak hardwood floors and open floorplan.

    A glass front door pivots into the foyer, which is dominated by a giant black bull sculpture—grab life by the horns, if you will—and overlooks the proverbial heart of the property: an open-air central courtyard with an al fresco terrace, pool, spa, and firepit.

    The open-air central courtyard features a pool, spa, and firepit. 

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    Public spaces of note include a fireplace-equipped living room with walls of Fleetwood glass sliders opening to the outdoors, while the luxe wet bar area goes for a more masculine look with its moody splash of dark gray hues. The bar services an intimate family room/lounge/library with another fireplace, plus floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves.
    The listing describes the kitchen as “stunningly executed.” Indeed, nearly every surface is slathered in marble, and there are not one but two islands, both with brass fixtures. Top-of-the-line stainless appliances service a breakfast banquette that goes way glam with tufted black leather seating.
    Upstairs, the master suite looks as though it just stepped out of a Bali resort travel guide, with a five-star bedroom that overlooks Coldwater Canyon, and a custom closet with black lacquer cabinetry. Decked out in a unique, thickly-veined marble, the spa-esque master bath opens to an al fresco lounge area.

    The estate offers plenty of privacy for the star. 

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    The half-acre property is steeply sloped, so tall retaining walls encircle the house and yard, providing security plus privacy—ideal for a big celebrity.
    In case anyone didn’t know, Rihanna is a real estate mogul in the making who owns at least four other multimillion-dollar homes, including a $6.8 million Hollywood Hills estate, a vacation retreat in her native Barbados, and a high-floor condo along LA’s Wilshire Corridor. The 33-year-old’s current main residence, however, is a $5.5 million penthouse in Century City’s coveted The Century skyscraper, where residents have 24/7 concierge and doorman services, plus gym, spa, and in-house restaurant facilities. Some of the high-profile neighbors in that building include Candy Spelling, Matthew Perry, and celeb chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

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    Adam Levine Shells Out $22.7 Million for a Lush, Century-Old Estate in Montecito

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has sent Hollywood celebrities like Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Meghan Markle flocking north to the seaside town of Montecito, joining longtime area residents like Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rob Lowe in a slower-paced environment where homeowners have some breathing room, not to mention loads more privacy. The latest high-profile folks to join the herd are Adam Levine and his wife, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo—records reveal the pair have shelled out a whopping $22.7 million for a century-old estate that spans nearly 5.2 acres, all of them set near the proverbial heart of town.

    Designed in 1923 by venerated architect George Washington Smith, the stately mansion was built for attorney John A. Jameson, one of Montecito’s founding godfathers, if you will. It subsequently passed to a number of non-famous owners and more recently had been on and off the market for years, initially at a $29.5 million ask, before along came Levine.
    Behind tall gates, a long driveway is shaded by mature oaks. The road winds up through the property’s own mini-forest and past its “seemingly endless expanses of manicured lawns,” as per the listing, before arriving at the Mediterranean villa-style main house. Of course, this is a bonafide classic Montecito compound, with at least four separate structures on the property that include a detached five-car garage with additional staff quarters, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a so-called “garden cottage” with another spare bedroom. Join those with the main mansion’s five bedrooms, and altogether there are nine bedrooms and a total of 11 full baths on the premises.
    The home was designed in 1923 by venerated architect George Washington Smith.

    The listing gently hints that the main mansion’s interiors, while well-maintained, could use a decorative refresh. Renderings included with online marketing materials suggest the new owners may want to paint the home’s heavy-handed wood trim a bright white, and replace the tile floors with a medium-toned hardwood, as is the current style.
    Still, the wood and other current details look to be in great condition. An arched front door opens into a step-down foyer; beyond lies a grandly scaled living room with a stone fireplace and multiple sets of arched windows and French doors. The chef’s kitchen has handsome—if somewhat old-fashioned—wooden cabinetry, plus expensive stainless appliances and a boxcar-sized island. The huge upstairs master suite has views of the property’s grounds and ocean glimpses via a private terrace, and somewhere in the 12,000-square-foot main house are a movie theater and wine cellar.

    The swimming pool is privately tucked away from the main house.

    Outside, the fairytale-like grounds provide numerous outlets for chic recreation, including a putting green, a full-size tennis court with viewing pavilion, and a swimming pool that’s privately tucked well away from the main house, discreetly sited behind hedges and lemon trees. Elsewhere are meandering pathways through the trees, a manmade pond/creek, numerous loggias and patios for al fresco entertaining, and gurgling stone fountains.
    Besides his new Montecito vacation digs, Levine once owned a Tudor-style Beverly Hills mansion that was sold in 2019 for $42.5 million to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. (That house is currently back on the market, asking a hefty $53.5 million.) But the Maroon 5 frontman and Prinsloo now primarily bunk up in LA’s posh Pacific Palisades part of town, in a palatial property they bought for $32 million from now-divorced Tinseltowners Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in 2018.
    Riskin Partners Group at Village Properties repped both sides of the Montecito deal.
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    Pamela Anderson’s Modernist Malibu Hideaway Lists for $15 Million

    It may not be the largest house in Malibu, but it’s owned by one of the beach town’s most famous longtime residents, actor and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson, who recently married her former bodyguard Dan Hayhurst and moved to Vancouver, Canada.
    But some might appreciate that Anderson’s four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home is on the modest side for Malibu, especially since the price tag is way below the $50 million mark that many of the area’s villas list for. These 5,500-square-foot digs are listed with Tomer Fridman of for $14.9 million.

    Anderson made a name for herself in the seaside enclave while playing an ocean lifeguard on the popular Baywatch TV series in the 1990s, which was filmed at Malibu’s Zuma Beach, just a short hop up the coast from where she later bought this home. She purchased the place in 2000 for $1.8 million after her fame had led to lookie-loos wandering onto a former property that was on the ocean, hoping for a star sighting. That led to a push for privacy with tall hedges and walls, which this home has, a plus for any buyers who crave the same kind of at-home seclusion.
    The modern kitchen is also warm and cozy.  Photo: Shade Degges

    Located in the gated and much-coveted Malibu Colony community, the house backs up to a scenic lagoon with many egrets and other seabirds. Anderson replaced the original structure with the main house and added a one-bedroom guest cottage. Between them sits a terrace with a pool. The home was sustainably built with teak imported from non-conflict areas. It has its own irrigated vegetable gardens and solar power.
    Anderson told The Wall Street Journal that she was inspired by modernist architecture with its wide-open spaces and glass walls when building the home. Glass pocket doors and teak pivot doors open the house to the outdoors. Inside, the sleek white kitchen with its stone countertops is warmed by wood floors. The primary bedroom suite has its own balcony and a sauna. There’s also a rooftop with beautiful views. She says she put an additional $8 million into designing and building the home.
    A floating staircase leads from the great room to the second level.  Photo: The Luxury Level

    Listing broker Tomer Fridman told Robb Report, “The most dramatic and compelling aspect of the house is the design and its organic nature.” He’s most drawn to “the indoor-outdoor combination” and its “flow toward the guest house, which anchors he backyard and adds to the bold aesthetic.”

    Anderson is already living back in her native Canada, renovating a place that belonged to her grandmother.
    The primary bedroom.  Photo: The Luxury Level

    The sauna.  Photo: Shade Degges

    The soaking tub in the primary suite.  Photo: Shade Degges

    The firepit and hot tub.  Photo: The Luxury Level

    The roofdeck.  Photo: The Luxury Level

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    Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s Former Venice Beach Compound Lists for $7.8 Million

    Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet met at a New Edition concert in the 1980s and married in November of 1987. Then, just before Christmas of that year, they purchased a two-lot artist’s compound in LA’s Venice Beach. Zoë Kravitz spent her earliest years in the house. While the marriage lasted only six years, they hung on to the property until 2000. The current owners are another artistically minded couple who have been using the on-site artist’s space as a painting atelier. Now the 5,424-square-foot home and studio are up for grabs again for $7,795,000.

    The creative vibe that infuses the four-bedroom, three-bath residence has been there since the early ’80s. Before Bonet and Kravitz lived there, it was owned by sculptor Guy Dill, renown for his massive and monolithic sculptures that can be found in museums such as the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian, among scores of others around the world. The main home, a midcentury bungalow style, was built in 1949. Dill commissioned LA architect Steven Ehrlich to design an adjacent modern artist’s studio in 1980, which remains mostly in its original design, with a handful of renovations in the last few years. Ehrlich went on to become an architectural star and a founding partner of Ehrlich Yanai Chaney Rhee, a preeminent firm known internationally for its contemporary vision.
    The two-story artist’s studio and loft  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    In 2019, the interior of the house was redone with a focus on new flooring, bathrooms and kitchen, featuring new high-end touches such as Grohe fixtures, a Sub-Zero fridge and a Wolf range and double oven. The two-level studio, with its soaring 30-foot ceilings, was renovated in 2014. At that time, an apartment dubbed the Treehouse was built, along with an additional bathroom and a second home office added to the original office in the loft, and more square footage was added to both the house and the studio. There’s also a large deck off of the office loft and apartment on the studio’s second floor, with a view to the Pacific.
    The home leans green, as it’s powered by solar panels and has a whole-house water-purification system. Outside, the landscaping is lush, incorporating plants and trees from around the world that thrive in the LA sun and coastal breezes. Accessible through a private gate, the property is extremely secluded; you’d never know that a distinguished bungalow and huge artist’s studio reside behind that wall. It’s also just a short walk to Venice’s famous shopping and dining district on Abbot Kinney.

    The renovated kitchen in the main house  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    While Kravitz and Bonet no longer share real estate, they remain friends. Kravitz has reportedly bonded with Bonet’s current husband, Aquaman actor Jason Momoa, and their two children, making one big, happy, blended family. As Kravitz has become embedded in the design world, he’s gone on to invest in real estate around the world, from a Beverly Hills mansion to a residence in Brazil and another in Paris, where Zoë Kravitz was married in 2019.
    Benjamin Leeds broker Anastasia Bowen holds the listing for the Venice Beach bungalow.
    The media room  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The living room  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    One of four bedrooms in the home.  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    All new flooring was added in 2019.  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The office loft above the studio  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The second office space  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The apartment above the art studio  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The games room  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The roof-deck has a view of the ocean.  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    The patio looking out to the studio, with its spiral staircase  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

    Lush plantings from around the world grace the gardens.  Photo: Anthony Barcelo

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    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Their Sprawling Beverly Hills Estate for $53.5 Million

    Buckle up, buttercups, because they’re at it again … officially. Last year rumors ran rampant in Platinum Triangle real estate circles that veteran daytime chat show host Ellen DeGeneres and Arrested Development actor Portia de Rossi, two of showbiz’s most prolific buyers and sellers of high-end homes, were willing to discreetly show their 1933 English Tudor mansion in Beverly Hills to prequalified buyers undeterred by an asking price widely whispered to have been in the neighborhood of $58 million.

    Apparently there were no takers at that by-every-standard prodigious price because the elegantly proportioned and newly rehabbed manse is now on the open market with Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency with a considerably lower but still jaw-dropping $53.5 million price tag. Not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees, the house-flipping Hollywood power couple hopes to haul in an eight-figure profit on the deluxe estate they picked up not quite two years ago for $42.5 million from Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and fashion model Behati Prinsloo.
    Set behind gates on just over an acre of park-like grounds, the sprawling manse has had an illustrious string of owners over the last couple of decades. In 2008 tennis icon Pete Sampras sold the estate for not quite $17 million — more than twice the $8.3 million he paid in 2002 — to “Will & Grace” co-creator Max Mutchnick and entertainment attorney Erik Hyman. The whole shebang was subjected to a sophisticated overhaul and photographed for Elle Décor before it was sold on to Levine and Prinsloo in a 2018 off-market deal valued at a tad more than $33.9 million. So the scuttlebutt goes, Levine and Prinsloo almost immediately caught an incurable case of real estate fickle. They quickly arranged a profitable off-market deal and sold to DeGeneres and de Rossi, for $42.5 million, in favor of an even more expansive compound in Pacific Palisades that they picked up for nearly $32 million from divorced Tinseltowners Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
    Listings indicate the lavish house was comprehensively renovated by DeGeneres and de Rossi and unsurprisingly incorporates state-of-the-art security, lighting and A/V systems. Between the three-story main house and detached guesthouse that is nipped away behind the kitchen and service wing atop the three-car garage with a huge private terrace overlooking the park-like grounds, there are a total of five bedrooms and nine bathrooms throughout its more than 10,300 square feet.

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Beverly Hills mansion 

    A double-gated drive curves up to the front of the imposing, ivy-encrusted residence where an elevated porch and steel-trimmed leaded glass door lead to a fully paneled double-height foyer painted an eye-searing bright white that is, thankfully, offset by dark-brown reclaimed wood floorboards laid in an ever-classy chevron pattern.

    The living room stretches to fifty feet long and, like the foyer, employs bright white walls as a neutral backdrop for the home’s collection of artworks and designer furnishings. Steel-trimmed windows on opposite walls off the ballroom-sized space ensure plenty of light at all hours of the day, and the simple fireplace overmounted by a recessed flat-screen TV makes the room functional for both formal and casual entertaining.

    The capacious dining hall, also painted white, features unusually minimalistic lighting and includes a large niche with wet bar, while a more intimately scaled libray/office features jet-black paneled walls and an angled fireplace trimmed in copper.

    The family kitchen is spacious, modern and expensively up to date with bespoke flat-fronted wood cabinetry, a commercial-grade walk-in fridge and an industrial-sized range surrounded in shimmery stainless steel. A casual adjoining dining area overlooks the motor court.

    A wide doorway allows for a relaxed relationship between the family kitchen and a cozily scaled TV lounge that flows through another wide doorway into a sunroom wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows.

    Extensive service quarters behind the kitchen connect to the garage and include a separate, stainless-steel catering kitchen accented by white tile backsplashes.

    Tucked down on the lower level, where it opens to the stone patio that surrounds the pool, a plush screening room is done up in a monochromatic steel-grey color scheme and offers a sumptuous, deep-cushioned sectional sofa, plus a separate concession area complete with lounge and powder room.

    Guest bedrooms are all en suite, and the primary suite privately occupies an entire wing of the upper level with two enviably big dressing rooms, a huge terrace and a spa-worthy bathroom. Brass and glass doors connect the main bath’s dressing area to a huge circular shower and bathing space housed in a whitewashed brick turret that overlooks the backyard.

    A picturesquely lighted stone plaza outside the kitchen and sunroom includes an outdoor kitchen complete with pizza oven and a tree-shaded fire pit carved from a solid block of stone.

    A graveled outdoor dining area framed by a quartet of carefully pruned, lollipop-like trees overlooks a lower patio with a classic Old Hollywood style oval-shaped swimming pool.

    Thick hedges and mature plantings help to obscure the sunken tennis court that boasts lights for night-time matches and a raised pavilion for spectators. The grounds additionally include a tree-shaded glade with rolling lawns and lush gardens.

    DeGeneres and de Rossi are world famous for their frequent buying and selling of ultra-expensive real estate — often in and around the Montecito area, as well as in the more expensive zip codes across Los Angeles — and they rarely hang on to a home for more than a year or two. So, it’s not at all a surprise to property gossips that the perennially itchy-footed couple have chosen to sell their pristine Beverly Hills estate so soon after they bought it. It’s just what they do.
    Last year alone they made a heady handful of deals. They sold a historic Tudor home in the heart of Montecito to Ariana Grande for $6.75 million, nearly twice the $3.6 million they paid less than five months earlier; they flipped a $29 million Tuscan-style estate at a $2 million profit after less than a month of ownership; and they sold an ultra-luxe Bali-inspired compound for $33.3 million, a small fortune above the $27 million they paid not quite two years prior. Along the way they made a not-so-clandestine $49 million off-market deal to acquire a vast Montecito estate from Saturday Night Live alum turned multimedia host and conservative political commentator Dennis Miller, though few think they’ll hang on to it for long. We shall see. Stay tuned. More

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    Donald Glover Lists His Stylish Midcentury Manse in the LA Suburbs for $4 Million

    For the last several years, multitalented showbiz polymath Donald Glover—the Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe-winning force of nature behind Childish Gambino and the hit FX series Atlanta, just to name two of his professional irons in the fire—has owned two lovely midcentury homes in the semi-remote hills of La Cañada Flintridge, the affluent suburban city that lies about 30 minutes (by car) due north of Downtown LA, tucked up above Pasadena. But apparently two is no longer better than one for Glover, who has hoisted the smaller house onto the open market with a nearly $4 million asking price.

    Blessed with stunning views of the Angeles National Forest from its hilltop perch, the one-acre spread was acquired by Glover nearly five years ago, in April 2016, for just over $2.7 million. Built circa 1953 by little-known Pasadena architect Keith P. Marston and recently refreshed by top LA designer Barbara Bestor—the same architect responsible for the dynamic recent overhaul of John Lautner’s epic “Silvertop” complex—the nearly 3,300-foot structure lies hidden behind big gates on a twisty, two-lane mountain road.
    The listing describes the house as a “sophisticated hillside hideaway” and “a prime example of organic modernism.” A cobalt blue front door pivots into the entryway; immediately to the left lies a kitchen that’s clearly been modernized but still retains its midcentury roots, with a built-in breakfast banquette and bespoke cabinetry. The kitchen’s floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opens to the blacktopped motorcourt, which is set down a long driveway and shaded by mature oaks.
    The kitchen has been modernized but still retains its midcentury roots.  Redfin

    A fireplace set into a towering white brick wall effectively divides the dining and family rooms, both of which are blessed with two sets of glass sliders opening on one side of the room to a grassy knoll with stunning mountain views, on the other to a secluded flagstone terrace with a firepit and ample space for al fresco dining. Also near the entryway are a powder room painted a trendy shade of forest green and a spare bedroom that’s currently done up as a wee living room.
    Further back in the low-slung structure lies a private family wing that consists of a closet-sized laundry room and a bedroom and tiny office that share a full bathroom. There’s also a master retreat, complete with a bedroom that opens to a private wooden deck and a stunningly redwood-walled bath with dual vanities and a glass shower that’s both skylit and open to the natural elements via yet another floor-to-ceiling glass slider—the listing categorizes this space as an “exotic spa-like bath.”

    Unusually, the home’s pool complex is set well away from the house outside the front door, behind a towering wall of foliage that separates it from the blacktopped driveway. In addition to the oversized pool, there’s an enclosed cabana with a full bathroom and living space, plus leafy gardens filled with lush subtropical foliage.
    The manse is blessed with stunning views of the Angeles National Forest.  Redfin

    Unusually, the home’s pool complex is set well away from the house outside the front door, behind a towering wall of foliage that separates it from the blacktopped driveway. In addition to the oversized pool, there’s an enclosed cabana with a full bathroom and living space, plus leafy gardens filled with lush subtropical foliage.
    Though he’s selling this particular property, all indications suggest that Glover and his longtime partner Michelle White will continue to reside in La Cañada. The couple still own another midcentury gem—this one larger and even more stylishly chic than the currently for-sale plate—that was acquired in 2018 for $4.2 million and recently renovated.
    Andrew Morrison of Redwood Real Estate Brokerage holds the listing.
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    Inside Robert De Niro’s Gorgeous Malibu Home From the Action Classic ‘Heat’

    “Allow nothing to be in your life that you cannot walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner.” So advises professional thief Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) in the hit crime drama Heat. The contemporary pad where Neil lives in the 1995 film (which turned 25 this past December!) wouldn’t exactly be easy to walk away from, though.

    The modern residence, which sits on the sand overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, is bright, open and airy—a quintessential Los Angeles beach pad. Interestingly though, while Heat’s many filming locations have been extensively chronicled on copious websites and in countless articles, such as these extensive pieces for the British Film Institute and L.A. Taco, little has ever been made of Neil’s home.

    Heat, which is most notable for being the first movie in which De Niro shares screen time with fellow acting legend Al Pacino, was lensed over 107 days in early 1995. In an unprecedented move, director Michael Mann opted to shoot the film almost entirely on location, with very few soundstage-built sets used, which is unheard of, especially for a production of Heat’s caliber.
    Robert De Niro in “Heat.”  Warner Bros. Pictures

    Countless iconic LA sites appear in the movie, including the now-shuttered Kate Mantillini restaurant in Beverly Hills, where Neil and Pacino’s Lt. Vincent Hanna sit down for a tense tête-à-tête, Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, which serves as the workplace of Neil’s coconspirator Donald Breedan (Dennis Haysbert), and Santa Monica’s famed art and architecture book store Hennessey + Ingalls, McCauley’s go-to spot for researching his various scores. Neil’s starkly modern pad, though only shown in a handful of scenes, is no less memorable. So its longtime exclusion from Heat filming location sources is surprising. An anonymous commenter on the Then & Now Movie Locations website finally identified the place via MLS images as 26940 Malibu Cove Colony Dr.
    Designed in 1982 by architect Ron Goldman, FAIA, the dramatic two-story property contains four bedrooms and three baths in 3,502 square feet. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, three fireplaces and an owners’ suite with a built-in desk and sitting area, Zillow values the dwelling’s worth at almost $9 million!
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